Plastavfall på nordnorsk strand. Foto: Bo Eide
Plastavfall på nordnorsk strand. Foto: Bo Eide


Arctic communities are at the heart of sustainable development of the blue economy, pastoralism, tourism, mineral and energy extraction, transport and urban planning.
Nordland Research Institute has a broad project portfolio focusing on societal transformation to low-emission society.

More than 20 researchers work across a wide range of disciplines (political science, sociology, geography, anthropology, economics, technology, ecology) to address key challenges connected to area management, adaptation to climate change, scientific controversies, ontological security, circular economy and green innovation. Empirical investigations take often place in northern communities, but with close links to global environmental problems and international research networks. The group has conducted research on several continents, particularly in Russia, Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Svalbard and northern Scandinavia.
Researcher II, part-time post
Researcher II
Researcher II
Research Professor
Researcher II, part-time post
Research Professor
Researcher II, part-time post
Researcher II
Forsker II
Research assistant
  • Petrocultures 2022

    In late August this year, a hundred and fifty social sciences and the humanities scholars from around the Earth gathered at the Norwegian Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway, for the biennial Petrocultures conference.

  • Foto: Bjørn Erik Olsen /

    Nordland Research Institute and Nord University join the international university alliance called SEA-EU, which aims to strengthen coastal research and education.

  • Maiken Bjørkan. Foto: Allan Berg

    Maiken Bjørkan and Nordland Research Institute (NRI) will coordinate one of the biggest projects in our history.


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